Barry Zito’s spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory. Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings in Cactus League play before Collin Cowgill, Kole Calhoun and David Freese went deep for the Angels. The 36-year-old Zito, a three-time All-Star, began his career in Oakland and won the 2002 AL Cy Young Award with the A’s. ”They had one tough inning where they made some good swings on him,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ”He was really one pitch away from getting out of the inning where three runs scored.” Mark Canha hit his fifth homer and Luke Carlin also connected off Angels closer Huston Street in the top of the third.
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